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IMU lauds another German killed in US drone strike

Samir-Hatour-IMU-tape.jpgGerman Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leaders Yassin and Mounir Chouka and other top IMU figures praised Samir Hatour, who was killed by the US in a strike in North Waziristan in March 2012.


ISAF captures senior Lashkar-e-Taiba leader in Ghazni

Also, an "insurgent leader" who financed foreign fighters and coordinated attacks throughout Afghanistan was killed in Kunar province.


ISAF operations against IMU in 2013 at highest rate since war's start

While ISAF is reporting and commenting on raids against the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, it is unwilling to discuss al Qaeda's operations in Afghanistan.


The Taliban are 'still dreaming' of a return to power: an interview with Afghan Army officers in Panjwai

Officers with the 2/1/205 Afghan National Army assess their capability, local politics, and the prospects for the Taliban and the uprising against insurgents in Panjwai district.


Taliban suicide bomber kills 5 ISAF personnel in southeastern Afghanistan

Three ISAF soldiers and two civilians who worked at the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Qalat were killed in the suicide attack in the provincial capital of Zabul.


The anatomy of green-on-blue tensions in Panjwai

An examination of the factors that lead to insider attacks and tensions in the volatile district and across Afghanistan.


Taliban suicide assault team strikes courtroom in western Afghanistan

Ten policemen and 34 Afghan civilians are reported to have been killed as the Taliban attempted to free prisoners being transported to a court for trial in Farah City.


'The Taliban are worried about the uprising happening here': an interview with the Panjwai district governor

The DG of Panjwai district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province outlines the nature of the insurgency and the local uprising against the Taliban, his desire for continued international assistance, and the limited resources provided by the national and provincial Afghan governments.


Taliban suicide assault team strikes police HQ in eastern Afghanistan

Five policemen and eight Taliban fighters were killed after the suicide assault team penetrated security at the Quick Reaction Force headquarters in Jalalabad.


Suicide bomber kills 17 Pakistani troops in North Waziristan

The suicide bomber rammed a water truck packed with explosives into a camp run by the Pakistani military's Frontier Works Organization.


Afghan forces thwart unprecedented terror plot in Kabul

NDS forces raided a Haqqani Network safe house in eastern Kabul, killing five militants, capturing two others, and seizing a 7,800-kg truck bomb wired for detonation. The bomb's destructive capacity had a radius of nearly one mile, according to Afghan officials.


IMU commander captured in Kunduz

ISAF has targeted the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan eight times so far this year. The captured IMU commander is from Uzbekistan.


2 US soldiers killed by Afghan policeman in attack at Special Forces base

An Afghan Local Policeman opened fire on a US Special Forces base in Wardak. The attack is the second of its kind in four days.


Taliban suicide bombers strike in Kabul, Khost

The suicide attacks took place as US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was visiting the capital to discuss the handover of security to Afghan forces.


Pakistani al Qaeda 'company' commander praises Mumbai attacker

Asmatullah Muawiya said that the executions of Ajmal Kasab and Afzal Guru will fuel a new round of attacks on India, and that Kashmir will become a focal point for jihadists after the US abandons Afghanistan.


Report: airstrike killed Taliban shadow governor Sheikh Dost Mohammed

Dost-Mohammed-AJ.jpg One of the most wanted Taliban commanders in eastern Afghanistan, Sheikh Dost Mohammed, was reportedly killed along with two other Taliban leaders in a US airstrike in the Ghaziabad district of Kunar province. The death of Dost Mohammed has been erroneously reported in the past.


Pakistani clerics endorse suicide bombings, reject proposed peace conference

tahir-ashrafi.jpgThe chairman of Pakistan's Ulema Council said suicide bombings should continue in "occupied" Muslim areas that do not have the atomic bomb. His rhetoric is identical to that of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan.


US adds Mullah Nazir Group, subcommander to terrorism list

After sheltering and supporting al Qaeda for nearly a decade, the South Waziristan-based Mullah Nazir Group and one it its deputy leaders, Commander Malang, have finally been added to the State Department's terrorism list.


Afghan president orders US Special Forces to leave Wardak province

Karzai's directive comes during sensitive negotiations and draft proposals for a residual international force to remain in Afghanistan after 2014.


Multiple insurgents captured in raid targeting IMU leader

Six Afghan members of the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan were captured in Kunduz two days ago. The IMU in Afghanistan continues to take orders from its Pakistan-based leaders.